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dianne feinstein banning a bill on semi assault rifles and ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthened her 1994 ban by banning the sale and manufacturing of 150 guns, including rifles and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. the measure would not cover weapons people already own as well as hunting and sport and antique and disabled weapons. the senator says the goal is to quote, dry up the supply of the weapons over time. >> together, we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> feinstein got in involved in gun control when supervisor harvey milk was killed by former superior dan white. >>> and back in california, job creation and budget concerns. that is what jerry brown spoke about in the third state of the state address. this is the third time they are doing this with california in the black. we have jodi hernandez with more about the governor's address. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown delivered a speech that left lawmakers smiling. the governor said california h
.s. senator dianne feinstein led the news conference in washington, d.c. today. the new legislation is in response to the sandy hook massacre last month. an assortment of high-powered weapons were on display during the announcement. >> my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacturer and importation of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. >> right now the bill is strongly opposed by many in the house and senate in t of republicans. gun control also the topic of an online chat today featuring vice president joe biden. among those attending, our own business and tech reporter, scott budman. scott did the vp let people ask questions? >> he did. vice president biden appearing in a google plus hangout today, giving his opinion and request asking questions about the obama administration's plans to tackle the issue of gun violence. among those in the chat room today, parents, educators and a lot of questions about how the vice president's personal views on gun ownership jived with their ho
, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and semiautomatic rifles and pistols and it would ban ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 200 hunting weapons. would not affect weapons that americans own for ploem texas. -- for home protection. the nra responded to the bill saying they are confident congress will reject it and finestein herself said the bill faces an uphill battle to win approval. >>> the senate has approved moderate changes to its rules on filibusters. the procedural delays used to kill some bills in nomination. senate majority leader harry reid worked out a deal with republicans that will allow bills to be brought up for debate more quickly. and limit discussion on certain white house nominations. and not require senators to stay on the floor talking the whole time as some senators wanted. the changes were overwhelmingly approved. >> vice president biden and cabinet secretaries and members of congress traveled to virginia for a round table discussion
record crowds. senator dianne feinstein acknowledged the tough fight ahead when she proposed a ban on more than 100 types of assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. >> this is really an uphill road. >> reporter: the national rifle association responded sharply in a statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. according to political analysts the president's gun control proposal will face an uncertain future. >> there are some things on guns that might be able to be done like universal background checks but an assault weapons ban i think is not in the cards this year. >> reporter: those at today's march say something has to change. >> to stand here and see all the other names, all the placards and people who have lost somebody or have been damaged by gun violence is stunning. >> reporter: now, gun rights supporters held rallies across the nation last week to oppose stiffer gun laws. coming up this week representatives from both sides will testify before a senate committee about
out $63,500 in cash. senator dianne feinstein says her assault weapons ban will be an uphill battle in congress and the group one million moms for gun control is hoping some public pressure will help get it passed. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> there was a similar march across the country in washington, d.c. today. hundreds of people joined a silent march through the nation's capital. among those in attendance, 100 parents from newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden is spearheading a public push for new laws that would strengthen background checks, limit high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the nra has said it would fight the proposals insisting bans make no one safer. the senate is scheduled it begin hearings on the issue this coming wednesday. >> san jose may soon start handing out bonuses to keep cops on the force. city councilmen stan la card doe and pete constant are proposing the idea and they say with so many cops leaving san jose, the city should consider giving officers 8% retention bonuses. >> it's cr
of hunting and sporting weapons. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a retooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milk shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the national rifle association responded to feinstein's proposal, saying in part: the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsyl
: harvey milk debating, dianne feinstein campaigning, jerry brown announcing. there's even woody allen and mohammed ali being themselves and the '60s being, well, the '60s. >> however many we put online there are many more waiting to be discovered. it's like opening pandora's box. until you show people what's in the collection, they aren't going to be able to connect with it and respond with it. >> reporter: garvin toms mass, nbc bay area news. >>> hundreds of people were on hand at washington, d.c. today to honor martin luther king jr. the ceremony took place at the king memorial at the national mall. the wreath was presented. the reverend jesse jackson and king's son, martin luther king iii attended the event as well. the national holiday honoring martin luther king jr. is tomorrow. it falls on the same day as president obama's public inauguration. he will take the oath of office used by a bible owned by martin luther king jr. >>> decorated world war ii veteran reunited with a medal he never knew was missing and given another he didn't know he was granted. 90-year-old george hier hil
. today a senator dianne feinstein reintroduced her assault weapon ban, the issue found its way into the chat room. google hosting a hangout on gun control featuring vice president joe biden. >> to end gun violence, once and for all. >> with gun control on the mind of the country -- >> the single best thing we can do is have a national dialogue about this. >> vice president joe biden brought the issue into the chat room. taking part in a google plus hangout to let people know they have a say in where gun control goes from here. >> make your voices heard. that's one of the reasons i wanted to be in this chat. there's tens of thousands of people listening to this. i don't care which side of the issue you're on. pick those things that you think can have a positive impact. >> the vice president isn't just talking about guns. he's a gun owner. something he says is foreign the dialogue. >> it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon. >> also important, taking questions live from parents and educators. >> are you proposing sending more armed guards into schoo
. california senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that is more strict than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so up hill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association. released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. meanwhile, on friday, the nfrp ra criticized by one of its own members for running this ad which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, recoportedly disagree with the commercial. the agency says differences of opinions are con throughout the organization. the issue of gun control continues to be divisive. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at some point you have to do votes. you don't want it to be the health care process over again, where it drains resources. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama will
:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new this morning, senator dianne feinstein unveiling a new bill that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthens her expired 1994 ban by banning the sale, transfer and manufacturing of about 150 guns, including certain rifles, handguns and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. guns having one military characteristic would also be banned. >> together we are introducing lentiling legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families. >> feinstein first got involved in gun control when san francisco mayor george must say coney and harvey melk were killed by former city supervisor dan white. we're going to take a quick break but have a look at weather and traffic right after this. >>> welcome back. the time is 9:28. we still have pretty thick fog out there this morning but the shower activity has subsided. in fact the only showers we're tracking right now are priemostn the south bay. we'll check on your drive with mike. he is standing by. i want to show you the general
. if they seem dressed fairly lightly, there are some regional -- there's john mccain, dianne feinstein, there's some regional heaters in that area. there are blankets provided, as we heard. andrea mitchell is there. we'll keep alternating between this camera and the white house doorway so we don't miss a thing. and andrea, you're seeing the senate leadership fill in. >> yeah. just as senator kerry is coming in and some of the other senators, let me give you an idea of the schedule. there will be a change of power at the state department, as you know, on wednesday of this week. hillary clinton is going before the senate and the house. she's going to be here today in her role both as a former first lady and as the secretary of state. she's going to be testifying on benghazi on wednesday. on thursday before the committee that he chairs still, senator kerry will be introduced by secretary clinton for his confirmation hearing. we're told then that the vote on senator kerry as secretary of state is expected to glide through. next tuesday, that will take place. and wednesday, there will be the chang
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